Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 8.4 for HW-Q950T.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 9.1.4 for the Samsung HW-Q950T. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q950T 9 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q950T.
Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-Q950T supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.
Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Bose Solo 5 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-Q950T 9 out of 10.